Haunted Places in Mayo, Florida



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    Fort White Cemetery

    Fort White, Florida

    26.4 miles from Mayo, FL

    Not to be confused with New Grove Cemetery, the Fort White Cemetery is a really old cemetery where most of the gravestones are unreadable or have been buried by leaves or dirt. It is definitely spooky and creepy there, it is really overgrown and goes back into the woods ...


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    Putnam Lodge Hotel and Spa

    Cross City, Florida

    28.5 miles from Mayo, FL

    The historic lodge and hotel was frequented by Al Capone, who had his own room on the upper floor equipped with a ladder for a hasty exit if needed. Guests nowadays staying in the vicinity of the room claim to have heard arguing voices, disembodied footsteps and felt an ...


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    Hotel Blanche

    Lake City, Florida

    33.5 miles from Mayo, FL

    Gangster Al Capone was among the guests to stay at this one-time luxury hotel. These days, it is inhabited by businesses on the ground floor and office space on the second, but the third floor remains empty--except for the hotel's haunts. Witnesses here have described disembodied footsteps and voices, the ...


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    Old Hamilton County Jail

    Jasper, Florida

    35.1 miles from Mayo, FL

    The 1893 jail, used until the late 20th century and now a museum, is home to a haunt in a hurry. Witnesses have heard the sound of running footsteps here. Reports say that hangings may once have taken place within the building.


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    Old Gilchrist County Jail

    Trenton, Florida

    37 miles from Mayo, FL

    Old Gilchrist County Jail has been open since 1928 and closed since 1968. Its a 2 story building with 3 cells downstairs and 5 upstairs. It has been visited by many a paranormal persons investigating the activity. It is most definitely haunted. There have been ...


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    Grady House Bed and Breakfast

    High Springs, Florida

    37.7 miles from Mayo, FL

    An apparition of a lady in an old-fashioned nightgown has been seen, bringing with her the scent of flowers, lilacs or orange blossoms. The Red Room is the spot where the ghost most often materializes. She also likes to move the chess pieces on a board set up in the ...


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    Hardee Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    42.9 miles from Mayo, FL

    Hardee Cemetery, or Hardeetown Methodist Cemetery, is supposedly haunted, but details are few and far between. It's the final resting place of Isaac P. Hardee (1817-1879), and, allegedly, many of his slaves. The house, called "Pine Hill," still stands nearby, though it has been moved from its original ...


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    Chief Theater

    Chiefland, Florida

    44 miles from Mayo, FL

    Two ghosts, one is supposedly a little girl from the time when there was a General Store/Post Office on the location. The second is supposedly a man named Tom. The story is that while it was a movie theater (segregated) the blacks were in the balcony and whites were down ...


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    Alachua Sports Pub and Grill

    Alachua, Florida

    44.5 miles from Mayo, FL

    This local establishment has served the community for a long period of time, and was formerly a funeral parlour before its conversion to a bar and grill. Staff have reported that a mischievous spirit haunts the kitchen and main dining room, who has been known to throw pots and ...


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    Newnansville Cemetery

    Alachua, Florida

    45.2 miles from Mayo, FL

    Vague reports have been made about "ghostly figures" walking through the cemetery at night. Newnansville, once a county seat, no longer truly exists - it was long ago swallowed up by the town of Alachua.


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    Antioch Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    45.2 miles from Mayo, FL

    Reports of the spirit of a small boy playing amongst the gravestones (some call him Josh), along with vague stories of other ghostly encounters. Other websites place this in Chiefland but it is more accurately placed in Levy, FL (just southwest of Chiefland).


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    Olustee Battle Field

    Mayo, Florida

    48.6 miles from Mayo, FL

    Civil War reenactors claim to occasionally capture strange orbs in photographs, almost like they are soldiers' spirits interacting with the reenactments.


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    Jefferson Correctional Institution

    Monticello, Florida

    48.7 miles from Mayo, FL

    Inmates and guards alike agree that there are spirits abounding in the Jefferson Correctional Institution. Some inmates feel someone tapping on them while they sleep - others see ghostly children playing in the dormitory. A ghostly man on a horse is occasionally seen outside.


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    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    Gainesville, Florida

    52.6 miles from Mayo, FL

    This state park features a natural sinkhole, 120 feet deep and 500 feet wide. It was originally called the "Devil's Millhopper" because bones and fossils were found at the bottom, and it resembled a "millhopper" funnel used in grist mills at the time. Locals thought the devil used ...


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    Kosicki House

    Archer, Florida

    53.3 miles from Mayo, FL

    The old-fashioned mansion dates back to 1893, and is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Cora Wood. Local lore states that her ghost, dressed in white, has returned to the house to search for her lost children. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Palmer House

    Monticello, Florida

    53.6 miles from Mayo, FL

    Monticello, FL is considered by many to be the "Most Haunted Little Town in Florida". The Palmer House is one of the most active spots in town, and has been investigated by many regional ghost hunting operations. There's quite a little story to this old house: Dr. Palmer was the local ...


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    The Hanging Tree

    Monticello, Florida

    53.6 miles from Mayo, FL

    The local ghost tours take people by the "old hanging tree" in Monticello, FL, and some swear the souls of those who died here still like to stir things up a bit. The tree is at the intersection of 90 and 19 in Monticello, just outside the court house, ...


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    The Opera House

    Monticello, Florida

    53.7 miles from Mayo, FL

    The Opera House in Monticello dates back to 1890, and is a regular part of the local ghost tours. Some regional ghost hunting outfits have investigated and claim to have found orbs and other phenomenon there.


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    Wirick-Simmons House

    Monticello, Florida

    53.7 miles from Mayo, FL

    This historic home is one of the oldest in Monticello, dating to 1831. It is owned by the Jefferson County Historical Society and is open for tours (on request). Two ghostly apparitions of women have appeared here - one in pink, in the upstairs window, and another dressed ...


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    John Denham House Bed and Breakfast

    Monticello, Florida

    53.7 miles from Mayo, FL

    This bed and breakfast dates back to 1872, and features a "Blue Room" that seems to be the center of most of the paranormal activity. Sarah Denham's ghost is said to appear in the rocking chair in that room.


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    Old Jefferson County Jail

    Monticello, Florida

    53.8 miles from Mayo, FL

    This jail dates back to the end of the 19th century. The local sheriff lived on the ground floor and basement - inmates were housed in the top floor. The small building out back housed female prisoners. It hasn't held an inmate since the mid 20th century, ...


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    Avera-Clarke House Bed and Breakfast

    Monticello, Florida

    53.8 miles from Mayo, FL

    This house, now operating as a bed and breakfast, was built in 1890 by Thomas Clarke, a lawyer, judge and civil war veteran. It is said that his ghost is often seen roaming the house - he appears particularly often to guests staying in the Queen Anne Room.


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    The Daffodale House

    Monticello, Florida

    53.9 miles from Mayo, FL

    This charming old bed and breakfast lays claim to a number of paranormal sightings. According to their website, strange music is heard coming from the Safari room, pipe smoke inexplicably tinges the air near the elevator, and a "Woman in White" is often seen on the premises.


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    500 N. Ashley St

    Valdosta, Georgia

    54.4 miles from Mayo, FL

    This place, formerly Vito's Pizzeria and Lounge but no longer open for business, was said to be haunted by a former owner who hanged himself on the premises when the building was a private home. Chairs were said to move on their own, and a shadowy apparition was known to ...


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    Goody's / Trader Joe's

    Gainesville, Florida

    56.3 miles from Mayo, FL

    Once a "Goody's", as of late 2012 this store is now a Trader Joe's, in Butler Plaza. During its Goody's days, employees were constantly harassed by a ghost that would rearrange things to his or her own whims, and set off alarms in the middle of the night. ...


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    Crispers Restaurant

    Gainesville, Florida

    56.4 miles from Mayo, FL

    In earlier days this building was a record studio and a Goodwill - now it's a Crispers restaurant. Locals believe someone died in the Goodwill store long ago, and that person's spirit still haunts the place. Shadows and knocking sounds have been experienced after closing time, as well ...


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    Mount Pleasant Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    56.5 miles from Mayo, FL

    The back part of this cemetery has been left to ruin, and supposedly its in that area that ghost hunters have the most success capturing orbs on their digital cameras.


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    Walmart on 13th Street

    Gainesville, Florida

    56.5 miles from Mayo, FL

    Until January 2013 there was a Walmart on 13th Street, in Gainesville. It's now shut down (Walmart moved to a larger facility) but we don't know if anyone told the resident ghost that! A female spirit, possibly an ex-employee, is said to have haunted certain areas of the ...


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    Purple Porpoise / Gator City Grille

    Gainesville, Florida

    56.9 miles from Mayo, FL

    The Purple Porpoise was a Gainesville institution for years, until it shut down in 2002. According to some, a female student was brutally murdered in the upstairs bathroom of this building in the 1960s, and her spirit (and possibly that of her killer) still remains in the tiny upstairs ...


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    Thomas Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    56.9 miles from Mayo, FL

    Thomas Hall, built in 1905, is a historic building located in Murphree Area on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, United States. The building is named for William Reuben Thomas, the Gainesville mayor and businessman responsible for bringing the University of Florida to Gainesville. Architect William Augustus ...


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    Beaty Towers

    Gainesville, Florida

    57.4 miles from Mayo, FL

    Local legend has it that a girl committed suicide in the 1960s by jumping from the Beaty Towers, but no records of any such incident exists. Locals go even farther to say that Tom Petty (who was resident in Gainesville at around this time) wrote the song "American Girl" ...


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    Norman Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    57.5 miles from Mayo, FL

    Norman Hall (originally known as P. K. Yonge Laboratory School) is an historic academic building on the eastern campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. It was designed by architect Rudolph Weaver in the Collegiate Gothic style, and built in 1932. It originally housed the university's research and ...


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    Steak and Shake

    Gainesville, Florida

    57.7 miles from Mayo, FL

    There's a story that five people were murdered inside the walk-in freezer at this Steak and Shake, but so far no evidence for this has yet to be found. Still, modern employees often refuse to spend any time in or around the freezer, even in daylight.


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    Site of the Rosewood Massacre

    Cedar Key, Florida

    58.1 miles from Mayo, FL

    In 1923, white woman Fannie Taylor lied and said she had been assaulted by an African-American man. She lied because she didn’t want her husband to know she was actually beaten by her white lover. But Fannie’s maid Sarah Carrier witnessed the incident and knew the truth. As a result ...


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    Hippodrome State Theater

    Gainesville, Florida

    58.1 miles from Mayo, FL

    So the story goes, the historic theatre is haunted by the apparition of a woman in a beautiful white dress. The theatre building was originally the country courthouse, and during this time, a man went on trial for a murder he didn't commit. His wife, who had evidence to ...


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    Sweetwater Branch Inn

    Gainesville, Florida

    58.3 miles from Mayo, FL

    The Sweetwater Branch Inn has several buildings, but the blue one in particular seems to have the most paranormal activity - particularly in the attic rooms. Guests sometimes complain of a "heavy feeling" on their chest while sleeping up there. Occasionally the bureau door will open and close ...


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    Cedar Key - Shell Mound

    Cedar Key, Florida

    58.8 miles from Mayo, FL

    This shell mound, created by local Native Americans over about 1,000 years, is now part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. There is a nature trail surrounding the mound called "Shell Mound Trail." Locals believe the area around the shell mound is haunted by the ghost of Annie Simpson ...


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    Gainesville Cemetery / Pine Grove Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    59.2 miles from Mayo, FL

    Two cemeteries side-by-side, supposedly great spots to hang out at night with a digital camera to capture some ghostly apparitions.


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    Wacahoota Cemetery

    Micanopy, Florida

    60.4 miles from Mayo, FL

    Not much detail, except that more than a few people say there are strange phenomena here.


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    Island Hotel and Restaurant

    Cedar Key, Florida

    63.9 miles from Mayo, FL


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    Herlong Mansion Bed & Breakfast

    Micanopy, Florida

    65.7 miles from Mayo, FL

    Originally built in 1845, the Helong Mansion is now a stylish bed and breakfast. Some believe the ghost of Inez Herlong still haunts the place, but details are sketchy.


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    Headless Pirate of Seahorse Key

    Cedar Key, Florida

    66.1 miles from Mayo, FL

    The ghost of a headless pirate riding a palomino is said to haunt this area at night. He is said to be Pierre LeBlanc, was pirate who was working for the notorious Jean LaFitte. LaFitte left LeBlanc with a palomino and some supplies and charged him with guarding his treasure ...


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    Wakulla Springs Lodge

    Crawfordville, Florida

    68.5 miles from Mayo, FL

    This 1930's hacienda-style lodge was built in the swamplands of southern Florida to preserve the natural environment, and to allow society to interact with it in the way the builder and former owner intended. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted, and witnesses have reported seeing a giant stuffed ...


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    Governor's Park - Myers House

    Tallahassee, Florida

    69.5 miles from Mayo, FL

    Myers House was built by Hyman Myers,and it has 19 rooms. It is now abandoned in the middle of Governor's Park. This mansion is quite beautiful and people are seen having picnics and enjoying the view of this magnificent house. Though you can't go inside because it is all boarded ...


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    Velda Mound Park

    Tallahassee, Florida

    69.7 miles from Mayo, FL

    Velda Mound is an archaeological site located in northern Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States. The site was first occupied by peoples of the Fort Walton Culture (a regional variation of the Mississippian culture)[1] in the late prehistoric period and during the protohistoric period was part of the extensive Apalachee ...


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    Sunland Hospital

    Tallahassee, Florida

    69.8 miles from Mayo, FL

    Sunland Hospital was a notorious eyesore in Tallahassee until it was demolished in 2006. Before then though it was a popular spot for amateur ghost hunters, who claimed to have seen all sorts of eerie things within the crumbling walls. Here's a bit of history about the place... Within a year ...


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    Wayside Antiques / Antique Emporium

    Reddick, Florida

    71.1 miles from Mayo, FL

    This place is usually referenced as "Wayside Antiques" but today it is called "Antique Emporium", off exit 368 on Interstate 75 in Reddick. Look for the large red barn-like building. Employees back in the day swore that they would hear their names being called from the back of ...


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    Knott House Museum

    Tallahassee, Florida

    71.2 miles from Mayo, FL

    This history museum is said to be haunted by a ghost who appeared in a photograph one of the staff members took while doing inventory. The photograph is displayed proudly among the museum's collection.


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    The Lively Building

    Tallahassee, Florida

    71.2 miles from Mayo, FL

    Once the location of a rough and tumble place called "The Leon Bar" (1892-1904). Several murders took place there, and some locals claim to see ghostly cowboy entities hanging about the corner at night. Note that there is a "Lively House" also in Tallahassee that sometimes gets confused with this ...


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    The Columns

    Tallahassee, Florida

    71.4 miles from Mayo, FL

    This historic home dates back to 1830 and now houses the James Madison Institute. The paranormal activity here centers around the first floor, where the figure of a woman is sometimes seen walking into the fireplace.


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